USDA and DOE to Invest $18 Million in Biomass Projects

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Ed Schafer and U.S.
Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel Bodman recently
announced that combined, USDA and DOE will invest up to $18.4
million, over three years, for 21 biomass research and development
(R&D), and demonstration projects. These projects specifically aim
to address critical barriers to making production of biomass more
efficient and cost-effective, in an effort to advance the Bush
Administration

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Clean Edge News